Day of National Mourning around the world in 2024

Day of National Mourning around the world in 2024
The Queen at the Coronation on June 2, 1953 Image via CECIL BEATON/ROYAL COLLECTION
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2022 Various Sep 19
Antigua and BarbudaMon, Sep 19National Holiday
BahamasMon, Sep 19National Holiday
BelizeMon, Sep 19National Holiday
BermudaMon, Sep 19National Holiday
British Virgin IslandsMon, Sep 19National Holiday
Cayman IslandsMon, Sep 19National Holiday
Falkland IslandsMon, Sep 19National Holiday
GibraltarMon, Sep 19National Holiday
GuernseyMon, Sep 19National Holiday
Isle of ManMon, Sep 19National Holiday
JerseyMon, Sep 19National Holiday
MontserratMon, Sep 19National Holiday
Sri LankaMon, Sep 19Government Holiday
Turks and Caicos IslandsMon, Sep 19National Holiday
United KingdomMon, Sep 19National Holiday

The State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will take place on Monday September 19th 2022.

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has died after 70 years on the throne, with her death announced by Buckingham Palace on September 8th 2022.

She died at the age of 96 surrounded by her family at her home in Balmoral, including her son and heir to the throne Charles, the Prince of Wales, and her grandsons, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William and the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry.

State Funeral

The state funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey in central London on Monday September 19th 2022.

The Abbey is the historic church where Britain's kings and queens are crowned, including the Queen's coronation in 1953, and where she had married Prince Philip in 1947.

There hasn't been a monarch's funeral service in the Abbey since the 18th Century, although the funeral of the Queen's mother was held there in 2002.

The day will begin as the Queen's coffin is carried from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey on the State Gun Carriage of the Royal Navy.

The gun carriage was last seen in 1979 for the funeral of Prince Philip's uncle, Lord Mountbatten, drawn by 142 sailors from the Royal Navy.

Senior members of the family are expected to poignantly follow behind - just like they did for the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales and the Duke of Edinburgh. The military will line the streets and also join the procession.

Heads of state, prime ministers and presidents, European royals and key figures from public life will be invited to gather in the abbey, which can hold a congregation of 2,000.

The service will be televised, and a national two minutes’ silence is expected to be held. The service will likely be conducted by the Dean of Westminster David Hoyle, with the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby giving the sermon. Prime Minister Liz Truss may be called on to read a lesson.

The same day as the funeral, the Queen’s coffin will be taken to St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle for a televised committal service.

St George's Chapel is the church regularly chosen by the Royal Family for weddings, christenings and funerals. It is where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan, got married and where the Queen's late husband Prince Philip's funeral was held.

Later in the evening, there will be a private interment service with senior members of the royal family.

The Queen’s final resting place will be the King George VI memorial chapel, an annex to the main chapel - where her mother and father were buried, along with the ashes of her sister, Princess Margaret.

Philip’s coffin will move from the Royal Vault to the memorial chapel to join the Queen’s.

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